“If you can’t see where you’re going,

ask someone who has been there before”

The students participating in the program are some of the most motivated and creative young minds in New York, and they will need someone to offer guidance, to impart real-life experiences that’ll help reshape their views on what is possible, and what their futures will be. We are looking for business leaders, owners, and entrepreneurs to give back to the community by becoming a Launch Pad mentor to students who are determined to make a difference. 

Our goal is to provide our students with the best resources, but they can only go so far without direction. That’s where you come in.

Mentors are typically assigned per class/club in a particular school district and should meet with their student groups virtually (or in person if permitted) on a regular basis. Mentors also work alongside their school Advisor and with the help of the Launch Pad team.


As a mentor you would touch base with each of your teams, discuss problems, answer questions, and lead students towards solutions. Mentors are also expected to review student work outside of class time.  


Meeting recommendations are provided below: 

  • (30 minutes x #of teams) per week

Mentors are expected to abide by the requirements and codes of conduct outlined by the school district they are working within. Clear communication with advisors to determine rules for emailing, copying, digital communications, phone/texting with students, etc. is critical.


Mentors are encouraged to use GBEOP, Launch Pad and personal resources to facilitate groundbreaking idea generation with students.


Business mentorship is just another way that Launch Pad is changing the world one idea at a time, and we invite you to be a part of the adventure. This is your opportunity to invest in your community’s future leaders

Apply today and be on the lookout for confirmation and school placement. You'll receive more information, a Mentor Playbook, a Starter Kit and launch material in November.

(If you know of any potentially interested students, other interested school districts, or business personnel please help us make that connection, we would be happy to reach out to them)

If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to email us at

Mentor Application
Preferred School District (Select all schools that apply)
Would you consider mentoring for a school that you have not selected?

Thank you for your application! We will be in touch soon!